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Photo Courtesy: Department of Education ‘Ewa Makai Middle School principal Edward Oshiro was presented the 10th annual Masayuki Tokioka Excellence in School Leadership Award at the Public Schools of Hawai‘i Foundation Dinner on May 1....

Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr.

Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr. was recently nominated to the post of commander of U.S. Forces in the Pacific. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Harris, who has served as commander of the U.S....

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Dr. Dennis Masaaki Ogawa, Ph.D., was recently conferred The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon by Consul General of Japan Yasushi Misawa, for his “contributions to the development of Japanese...

Lenny Yajima

Lenny Yajima will become the president of the Japan-America Society of Hawaii, effective Oct. 1. She succeeds Ed Hawkins, who is retiring from the position after eight years. Yajima was president and executive director of...

Blake Oshiro

Blake Oshiro has been named Director Of Counsel for the Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing law firm, practicing in the area of government relations. Oshiro, a former state representative from the ‘Aiea area, is...
The Hawaii United Okinawa Association’s 2017 “Uchinanchu of the Year” honorees on the stage of the Hawaii Okinawa Center.

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The Hawaii United Okinawa Association recognized 45 “Uchinanchu of the Year” at its annual ”Uchinanchu of the Year”/installation banquet at the Hawaii Okinawa Center on Jan. 20. The 2017 “Uchinanchu of the Year” were honored for their service to their respective club, the HUOA and the larger community. The honorees were:
Kevin Imanaka

Herald Salutes – Kevin Imanaka

Kevin Imanaka has joined the senior management team of the Honolulu Museum of Art (often referred to as HoMA) as its chief communications officer. He will lead the museum’s communications, marketing and branding initiatives. Imanaka previously held senior communications positions at Kamehameha Schools, Hawaiian Airlines, Kaiser Permanente Hawaiʻi and the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce.
Photo of Dr. Alson Inaba

Herald Salutes – Dr. Alson Inaba

University of Hawai‘i at Mänoa’s clinical professor and Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women and Children pediatric emergency specialist Dr. Alson Inaba received the first Innovation at Heart Award on June 18 from the American Heart Association at the AHA Gold Heart event in Dallas, Texas. Inaba is known for figuring out that the Bee Gees....

Ed Hawkins Receives Imperial Decoration

ED HAWKINS RECEIVES IMPERIAL DECORATION Edwin P. Hawkins Jr., who retired recently as president of the Japan-America Society of Hawaii, the Crown Prince Akihito Scholarship Foundation and the Ehime Maru Memorial Association, received the Order...

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Consul General of Japan Toyoei Shigeeda recognized University of Hawai‘i at Mänoa American Studies Professor Dr. Dennis Ogawa with a special commendation in a ceremony at the Consul General’s residence on April 23. The...

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